antagonism definition

  • noun:
    • Hostility that leads to active weight, resistance, or contentiousness. See Synonyms at enmity.
    • The condition of being an opposing concept, force, or aspect: the built-in antagonism of capitalism and socialism.
    • Biochemistry Interference in the physiological action of a chemical compound by another having the same construction.
    • A strong natural dislike or hatred; antipathy.
    • Opposition of activity; counteraction or contrariety of things or maxims.
    • The state to be mutually compared; mutual weight or opposition of two causes doing his thing; contrariety of things or maxims.
    • The act of antagonizing; resistance.
    • an actively expressed feeling of dislike and hostility
    • circumstances of deep-seated ill-will
    • the connection between opposing axioms or causes or factors
    • (biochemistry) interference in or inhibition of the physiological activity of a chemical substance by another having an equivalent structure
    • Hostility that causes active resistance, resistance, or contentiousness. See Synonyms at enmity.
    • the health of being an opposing concept, force, or aspect: the inherent antagonism of capitalism and socialism.
    • Biochemistry Interference within the physiological activity of a chemical material by another having a similar framework.
    • a powerful natural dislike or hatred; antipathy.
    • Opposition of activity; counteraction or contrariety of things or principles.
    • The state to be mutually opposed; mutual weight or resistance of two forces doing his thing; contrariety of things or maxims.
    • The work of antagonizing; opposition.
    • an actively expressed sense of dislike and hostility
    • a state of deep-seated ill-will
    • the relation between opposing axioms or forces or aspects
    • (biochemistry) disturbance in or inhibition of the physiological activity of a chemical material by another having an equivalent framework

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